I’m Aoife Earls and I’m a naturopathic doctor practicing in Oakville, Ontario, with additional licensing in pharmaceutical prescriptions with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. My undergraduate training is in psychology and biology. I continued onto a Masters of Science, exploring the brain, immune system, and hormones in experimental models of lupus in a discipline known as PNI (psychoneuroimmunology). Phew!
What led me to naturopathic medicine was actually a form of eczema caused by celiac disease. I was looking for answers, and started exploring alternative forms of health care to treat myself. The rest is history.
Currently, I split my time between clinical practice and teaching. I am recently teaching psychology, as it’s important to me to share how the brain (emotions, thoughts) and body are linked in healing.
In my spare time, I chase my two year old son and relax with my husband, and will head to a gym class to work on my strength training.
Bachelor of Science
Masters of Science
In Behavioural Neuroscience
Diploma of Naturopathy
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Certificate in Pharmaceutical Prescribing
College of Naturopaths of Ontario
Applied Mindfulness Methods
University of Toronto
What’s it like to work with me?
How do I work?
Seeing me, I’ve been told, is like seeing a therapist and a doctor all rolled into one.
With my background in PNI (see above), I’m very good at knowing when it’s a body issue we’re treating, an emotional issue, a nervous system issue, or all three things at the same time.
It means I am very good at treating the true root causes of your issues, but that means it can take time (there are no quick fixes in my office), but I’m honest, kind and a good listener. If you need to see another person to help you be well (your family doctor, an osteopathic doctor, a chiropractor, nutritionist…etc) I will always refer because your best self is in my best interest. It is a personal connection I make with my patients, and treating you as an individual is important to me.
What health conditions do I support?
I treat many medical conditions, but the most common that I treat in my practice I will list below:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Crohn’s and colitis
- small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome
- menopause (hot flashes, irregular bleeding, chronic bladder infections)
- Exhaustion and Fatigue
- Estrogen/Progesterone/Testosterone irregularities
- Joint Pain
- Celiac disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Fungal infections (Tinea)
- Mold infections (Sinusitis, chronic)
- Chronic infections (Mononucleosis, Epstein Barr, Streptococcal infections)
- preventing infections
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
- OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)